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Group portrait of musical group The Trammps used for publicity by Atlantic Records (ca. 1979)
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The Musical Groups collection depicts mainly African American and multiracial musical groups primarily associated with jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk, rhythm and blues, disco, and other genres. The collection dates from the 1920s to the 1980s and consists mostly of studio portraits as well as a few views of the recording artists in performance and candid shots, some probably used for publicity purposes. Among the groups depicted are the Bar-Kays, Flamingos, Four Tops, Kid Ory's Original Creole Jazz Band, Lenny White Group, Ohio Players, Ramsey Lewis Trio and the S.O.S. Band. Orchestras include the Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, Don Redman and his Orchestra and the Johnny Otis Orchestra. Images from the 1920s to the 1950s are limited, as are musical groups based outside the United States and all-female groups. Other photograph collections containing images of musical groups include Entertainers, the Portrait Collection, the Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection, and the ... Read More
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In this brief biographical video trailer, friends, colleagues and family members reminisce about disco sensation Sylvester. Some of the clips feature Sylvester's first appearence on American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark